It is important to keep discussing issues that concern us all.there can by no more valuable role for our family of nations. 对关系到我们所有人的问题保持讨论很重要，它让我们的大家庭产生更大的价值。I have been closely associated with the Commonwealth through most of its existence.在英联邦成立以来的大部分时间里，我都同它联系紧密。The personal and living bond I have enjoyed with leaders, and with people the world over, has always been more important in promoting our unity than symbolism alone.我个人同各国领袖、人民密不可分。这不单是象征意义，也能促进我们的团结。The Commonwealth is not an organisation with a mission. 英联邦并非一个具某种使命的组织，It is rather an opportunity for its people to work together to achieve practical solutions to problems.而更是一个让各国人民合作、解决困难的平台。In many aspects of our lives, whether in sport, the environment, business or culture, the Commonwealth connection remains vivid and enriching.在涉及我们生活的许多方面，不论是体育、环洗、商业或文化，英联邦国家之间的联系紧密而丰富。It is, in lots of ways, the face of the future. 在很多方面这展现未来的前景。And with continuing support and dedication, I am confident that this diverse Commonwealth of nations can strengthen the common bond that transcends politics, religion, race and economic circumstances.随着不断的持和贡献，我相信英联邦国家的多元化能加强各国在政治、宗教、种族和经济环境的凝聚力。We know that at Christmas is a time for celebration and family reunions; 众所周知，圣诞节是欢庆与家人团聚的时候，but it is also a time to reflect on what confronts those less fortunate than ourselves, at home and throughout the world.但我们也可以借这个时机回顾那些国内外不幸者面临的困境。Christians are taught to love their neighbours, having compassion and concern, 基督徒被教导要爱他们的邻居，有同情心，and being y to undertake charity and voluntary work to ease the burden of deprivation and disadvantage.乐于慈善和志愿工作，以减轻贫困和不利的负担。We may ourselves be confronted by a bewildering array of difficulties and challenges, 我们自己会面临一连串的困难和挑战，这些困难和挑战会令我们感到困惑，but we must never cease to work for a better future for ourselves and for others.但我们绝不能停下脚步。而应该继续努力，为自己和他人创造更美好的未来。I wish you all, wherever you may be, a very happy Christmas.不论你们现时身在何处，我都祝愿你们圣诞快乐。201608/463395050 studying abroad Words Visa passport application form interview IELTS TOEFL Host family culture shock embassy destination insurance applicant admission recommendation transcript resume acceptance financial aid scholarship prestige Ivy League advisor room and board dorm Phrases Get a copy of one’s transcripts Register for class Choose elective Fill in the application form Defer enrollment Apply for financial aid Be accepted/ admitted to a school Apply to a school Apply for a student visa Beginner A: excuse me, do you know where the visa office is? B: yes, I do. I’ll walk you there. A: thanks! B: are you applying to study or work abroad? A: I want to study abroad. B: what do you want to study? A; I hope to study English literature. B; have you got your visa yet? A; not yet. I have an interview with the visa official today. B; I see. Is it your first interview? A: I was denied a visa? B: why? A: like most students. I want to work in America after graduation. B; I see. Well, good luck! Intermediate A: guess what came in the mail today? B: what? A: my acceptance letter to Yale! B; wow! Congratulation! When do classes start? A: freshman orientation is the last week of august, but I want to go two weeks before that to get settled in. B: you’re so lucky! Do you have to do many things before you leave? A; yes. I’ll be very busy! I have to get a visa, buy a plane ticket, and pack my things. But first, I want to register for class. B; when can you do that? A: well, they sent me their prospectus, so I can start looking now. do you want to help me decide which classed to take? B: sure. What can you choose from? A; well, I have to take all the fundamental course, plus a few from my major. B; what is your major? A; I hope to major in English literature, but the admissions counselor told me that many people change their major times in their first year, so we’ll see. B: what are the fundamental course? A: in order to graduate, every student must take a certain amount of classed in history, math, English, philosophy, science and art. B: interesting. That’s very different from the Chinese education system. A: yes, it is . It’s also very different from the British education system. B: really? A: oh, sure. In British, students don’t have to take the foundation course. B: why not? A: maybe because they think they know everything aly ! ha ha. /200705/1359024 Neighborhood 邻 里Part One: Expressions1. What sort of public transportation is nearby?附近有什么公交系统？2. The schools in this area are very good.这地区的学校很不错。3. Here’s my card.这是我的名片。4. How’s safe is this area?这个地方安全吗？5. Do you live nearby?你住在附近吗？6. We caught a guy a couple of months ago.几个月前我们抓到一个家伙。7. Let me think about it.让我想想。8. What can I do for you?我可以为你做些什么？9. Who do I call for trash collection?要收集垃圾可以找谁？10. Just leave the stuff by the curb.把它放在路边好了。Part Two: Dialogues1. Conveniences 便利设施A: Well, this is certainly a nice place, Mr. Taylor. What sort of public transportation is nearby?B: Please, call my John. Well, there’s a subway stop and bus station just around the corner. Do you have children?A: Yes, two.B: Well, in that case, the schools in this area are very good.A: We send our kids to private school, but that’s good to know too.B: Oh, well. As far as other conveniences in the neighborhood, there’s a grocery store just up the block, and there’s lots of little shops nearby.A: Great. Well, we’ll have to think about it, but the place looks great.B: Here’s my card, just give me a call if you’re interested.A: 哦，这个地方真不错，泰勒先生。附近有什么公交系统？B: 叫我约翰好了。嗯，附近有一个地铁站和一个公车站。你有小孩吗？A: 有，有两个。B: 哦，这样的话，这个地方的学校也很不错哦。A: 我们送小孩去私立学校读书，不过知道这个也很好呀。B: 哦，其他的便利设施还包括：街区内的一个杂货店，附近则有很多小店铺。A: 好极了。哦，我们还考虑考虑，但这个地方真的不错。B: 这是我的名片，如果你有兴趣就打我电话。2. Security 安全问题A: How safe is this area?B: Oh, well, you should lock the doors and turn the security system on when you leave, but it really isn’t too bad.A: Really? Do you live nearby?B: Yes. As a matter of fact, I live about two blocks north. I’ve never had any problems, although there have been a few break-ins recently.A: Hmm.B: The security system should take care of that, though. The entrance to the subway is not far from here..A; That’s true. Is the neighborhood trying to do anything about the security?B: Well, we’ve set up a neighborhood watch program. We caught a guy a couple of months ago.A: All right, well, let me think about it.A: 这个地方安全吗？B: 哦，当你离开家的时候要锁好门，并且打开安全系统。但是情况不是这么糟糕。A: 是吗，你住附近？B: 是的。老实说，我住在北面的两个街区之外。我还从未遇到过什么问题，虽然说近来也有出现一些入室偷钱的事件。A: 噢。B: 但是安全系统会处理这一切的。地铁口离这儿也不远。A: 对。对于安全问题这儿的邻里有没有任何措施？B: 噢，我们建立了一个邻里监督项目。几个月前还抓住了一个家伙。A: 好的，哦，让我们再考虑考虑。3.Community Services社区务A: Hi, John, this is Mary, your tenant up in Lincoln Park.B: Oh, hi, Mary, what can I do for you?A: I was wondering when trash collection day was.B: It’s on Tuesdays and Fridays. A: Great.B: You could save a couple of dollars by taking it to the dump yourself, though.A: Oh, o.k. Where’s that?B: It’s at the corner of that street.A: Thanks. Who do I call for trash collection?B: Just leave the stuff by the curb. The company’ll send a guy out next month to give you the bill.A: All right. Thanks a lot.B: No problem.A: 你好，约翰。这是玛丽，是租你林肯公园房子的人。B: 噢，你好，玛丽，有什么可以为你效劳的？A: 我想知道什么时候收集垃圾？B: 是星期二和星期五。A: 好的。B: 如果你自己扔到垃圾站的话还可以省几个美元。A: 噢，好的。垃圾站在哪儿呢？B: 在那条街的拐角。A: 谢谢。那要求收集垃圾可以找谁呢？B: 就把垃圾扔到路边。下个月（垃圾收集）公司会派人把帐单给你。A: 好的，非常谢谢。B: 没问题。 Part Three: Substitution Drills1. A: What sort of (public transportation/ shopping/ parking) is nearby? B: There’s a subway stop just around the corner.附近有什么（公交系统/购物中心/停车场）？附近有一个地铁站。2. A: The schools (in this area/ in the neighborhood/ in this community) are very good. B: That’s good to know.这个（地区/附近/社区）的学校很不错。知道这个倒有好处。3. A: Here’s my (card/ business card/ name card). B: Great, thanks.这是我的（名片卡/名片/名片）。好的，谢谢。4. A: How safe is this area? / Is this area safe? / How secure is the neighborhood? B: It’s very safe.这个地方安全吗？/安全情况怎么样?/附近安全吗？很安全。5. A: Do you live (nearby/ near here/ close by)? B: Yes, I live up the block.你住在附近吗？是，我住在上一个街区。6. A: We caught a (guy/ man/ burglar) a couple of months ago. B: Oh, I see.几个月以前我们抓住了（一个家伙/一个人/一个小偷）。噢，是嘛。7. A: (Let me/ Allow me to/ Give me some time to) think about it. B: All right.（让我有/允许我/给我）一些时间考虑一下。好的。8. A: (What can I do for/ How can I help/ May I help) you? B: I need to…我可以为你做些什么？/可以为您效劳吗？/我能帮你吗？我需要……9. A: Who do I call for (trash/ garbage/ refuse) collection? B: Just leave the stuff on the curb.（垃圾/废物/废品）收集可以找谁？把它仍在路边就好了。10. A: Just leave the stuff (by the curb/ on the sidewalk/ in the gutter). B: O.K.把它仍在（路边/人行道边/水槽）就好了。好的。Part Four: MonologueThe value of a home or apartment is affected by the neighborhood its in. If it’s a safe and wealthy neighborhood, with lots of conveniences, then prices will be pretty high. If it’s dangerous and far away from things like shopping and public transport, the price will be lower. Conveniences that people look for in cities include shopping centers, public transportation, parking, restaurants and nightlife, and if they have children, parks and schools. Most neighborhoods are safe, although there are some that can be dangerous, especially at night. Many young people who want to live in the city will often live in a more dangerous section to save money. This has helped poorer parts of cities in recent years, as young people bring money into the neighborhood.住宅或公寓的价格受它附近的环境影响。如果环境安全，住户较为富裕，生活设施方便的话，价钱不会便宜。如果周遭环境不安全，而且远离购物中心和公交车站，价钱则会低一些。在市区里，人们要求的生活方便设施包括购物中心，公交车站，停车场，餐馆和夜生活的去处。如果有小孩的话，还包括公园和学校。大多数环境是安全的，当然会有一些也不安全，尤其在晚上的时候。很多想住在市区的年轻人为了省钱往往会选择不太安全的地方居住。由于年轻人的消费，给近几年市区中较贫困地区的发展做出了一些贡献。Part Five: Vocabulary and Phrases --convenience 便利设施；方便的用具--bus station公共汽车站--security system安全系统--tenant 房客；佃户；承租人--trash 废物，垃圾--dump 倾倒，抛弃；垃圾堆放处--around the corner在附近 /200704/11810第44课I could sure use a drink. 我想喝杯酒。45.饮酒物语 在酒吧，借酒消愁，暂时麻痹一下自己 158. I could sure use a drink. 我想喝杯酒。(是通常意义上的酒精饮料) 159. Make it a double. 我要双份的。(我要双份酒) 160. Let''s have one more for the road. 再喝一杯，咱们就回家吧。(让我们在酒吧里再最后喝一杯酒，然后我们就回家) 相关专题:洋话连篇视频教学 /200601/2951【学习提示】第一步：先听，理解句子；第二步：看原文模仿！【原声模仿】1. Come on. Dad! We’ve gotta go. Wake up!2. You promised!3. I can’t marry her. She is my friend. /200605/7327
A compound that has been tested in mice, BMN-111,is useful in preventing the action of the achondroplasia gene.有一种叫 BMN-111的化合物，经老鼠实验，在抑制软骨发育不全基因方面非常有效。Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism,软骨发育不全是侏儒症最常见的表现形式，and mice who have been given that substance and who have the achondroplasia gene,grow to full size.有软骨发育不全基因的小鼠摄取BMN-11以后，可以生长到正常体型。Testing in humans is around the corner.临床试验指日可待。There are blood tests which are making progress that would pick up Down syndrome more clearly and earlier in pregnancies than ever before,通过血液检测唐氏综合症的技术也在进步可以在怀早期更明确地检测出唐氏综合症，making it easier and easier for people to eliminate those pregnancies,使它更容易尽早终止，or to terminate them.唐氏综合症胎儿妊娠，And so we have both social progress and medical progress.我们的社会进步了，医学也发展了。And I believe in both of them.我认同这两方面的进步。I believe the social progress is fantastic and meaningful and wonderful,我相信社会的进步精且有意义，and I think the same thing about the medical progress.我认为医学的进步也是如此。But I think its a tragedy when one of them doesnt see the other.但我认为两者互不理解着实可悲。And when I see the way theyre intersecting in conditions like the three Ive just described,当我看到他们交汇的方式像我刚才描述的三个病例，I sometimes think its like those moments in grand opera when the hero realizes he loves the heroine at the exact moment that she lies expiring on a divan.我有时觉得这就像那些悲壮的歌剧，当英雄意识到他爱上女主角的时候就是女主角躺在长沙发上，奄奄一息。We have to think about how we feel about cures altogether.我们要全盘考量对于治愈的态度And a lot of the time the question of parenthood is,父母常常面对的问题是，what do we validate in our children,孩子在哪些方面值得肯定，and what do we cure in them?哪些方面需要治愈？Jim Sinclair, a prominent autism activist, said,有名的自闭症专家，吉姆·辛克莱说，When parents say I wish my child did not have autism,what theyre really saying is I wish the child I have did not exist and I had a different, non-autistic child instead.当父母说，我希望我的孩子没有自闭症，他们真正的意思是，我希望我的孩子并不存在，而希望有一个没有自闭症的孩子。201603/432571
点击此处下载音频Hello! My friend!欢迎你们光临广播学口语,今天这个时代;明星不再遥远;,或许一颗新星就在你我的身边升起.来一张特写吧.或许漂亮的你会因此被某知名的导演看中的.(音乐)特写咱们拍过,用英语如何表达这个意思呢?拍特写,当然是近距离的拍摄了.所以在英语中特写就是;close-up;.他乡遇到旧知,真是人生一大幸事儿,和朋友说说家乡话,天南海北的侃一通之后,Letrsquo;s take a close-up picture to memorize the happy moment;.(让我们拍张照,来纪念这个幸福的时刻吧).而这个还不能算是人生中最幸福的事情,要说是最幸福的事情,要属步上红地毯了吧!中国有一个旧传统,就是闹洞房时给新郎官的脸上抹黑,这可是货真价实的,黑墨,噢!最可气的是.The bridegroom was taken a close-up picture with ink in his face.;(新郎官脸带着墨水被拍了张特写照).不过这可是一张最幸福的笑脸了....(音乐)幸福的新郎官真让人羡慕,;He is sitting pretty;. ;sitting pretty;就是;处境可羡;的意思.;sit;原意是坐,;pretty;;漂亮;.连坐都那么优雅,怪不得让人羡慕呢?Tom doesnrsquo;t have a girlfriend ,while Andy has a considerate wife now, so he is sitting pretty.(tom还没有女朋友,可Andy已经娶回一个老婆了,真让羡慕呀.)但是Tom在事业上却取得很大的成功.他在介绍成功经验时说:;I was properly insured so I was sitting pretty.;(我已经有一定的保险,所以我有备无患)(音乐)好了,让我们回顾一下今天的内容:(1) Let`s take a close-up picture.让我们拍一张特写照.(2)He is sitting pretty.他处境令人羡慕OK, good bye!